Arsenal supporters donate €1,000 to Sligo Rovers

The Sligo branch of the Arsenal Supporters Club have made a donation of €1,000 to Sligo Rovers to help the club financially for the rest of the season.

A presentation was made to Sligo Rovers to mark the contribution, which the Arsenal Supporters Club said was made on the back of the success of the GoFundMe and to offer support to the Bit O’ Red.

Sligo Rovers chairman Tommy Higgins said: “I want to thank Willie, Robbie, Michael and all of the Arsenal fans in the region for this contribution to the club.

“The funds are extremely welcome in a challenging few months to come for us.

“We are very fortunate to have links with the supporters clubs in Sligo, every football fan is missing being able to go to a match and that is the same all over the world really.

“This gesture from the local Arsenal fans is really appreciated and hugely generous. We know that the Arsenal fans can’t be at the Emirates, but they are in turn helping Sligo Rovers. That does mean a lot to us.

“We can’t wait to see all football fans in Sligo back in The Showgrounds, one day soon.”

Willie Hudson, chairman of the Sligo branch of the Arsenal Supporters Club, said: “We are delighted to make this €1,000 donation today.

“The money is for the ongoing fundraising drive in these challenging times. We wish Sligo Rovers the best of luck for the rest of the year.”

The GoFundMe page for Sligo Rovers has raised over €84,000.

L to R: Robbie McNabb Secretary Sligo Arsenal SC, Colin Feehily CEO Sligo Rovers, Willie Hudson Chairman Sligo Arsenal SC, Tommy Higgins Chairman Sligo Rovers and Michael Farrell Treasurer Sligo Arsenal SC